• Why is a claiming and defending a good territory so important to a male
robin? (It must be safe to protect his family so the baby birds can
survive to grow up. It must have adequate food sources and water for the adult
parents and the babies of 2 or 3 nestings.)
• What survival strategies do female robins use?
(They often fight
territories, ensuring better chances for their babies' survival.)
is the purpose for a robin nest unlike, say, the purpose for
a bear den? A barn for farm animals? (HINT: see page 3 in the
• If you were
moving to a new neighborhood, what things would you like your new neighborhood
to have? What things would be most important to your parents? Write
thoughts in your journal, or discuss
as a class.